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Sara Ramirez wore the exclusive “Be United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion” T-shirt at LOSERVILLE premiere

October 7, 2016

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Loserville takes place during Chuck MacDonald’s (Chris Bellant) senior year in high school, which isn’t living up to even his limited expectations. He is humiliated because his mom Evelyn (Stanchfield) is dating his gym teacher, Coach Casey Harris (McGorry). His true love, Melissa (Natalie Hall), barely acknowledges his existence. And his plan to win Melissa over by befriending her sister, Mary (Sarah Jes Austell) gets complicated by bullying that’s the talk of the school.

“It is a really unique take on the teen movie genre, and it’s full of laughter,” Ramirez tells Parade.com of the film that marks her producing debut. “It’s very funny, and while it’s full of laughs, it’s also tackling really important issues like bullying, identity, and self-expression faced by teens today. I think it really will resonate, and it’s a very inclusive cast, I’m proud to say, and so I’m just really excited about it.”

Loserville, currently in theaters and available on VOD, in partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month this October.

See the full article in Parade | Order the shirt


StopBullying.gov recognizes PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month

October 7, 2016

A recent blog on StopBullying.gov recognizes October as national Bullying Prevention Month marking the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. StopBullying.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. These federal partners in bullying prevention ask that everyone take time this month to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying and to learn more about what you can do prevent bullying.

Read the full blog.


Under an Arch of Orange Balloons

October 6, 2016

Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., sponsored an energy-filled kick-off to National Bullying Prevention Month on October 3rd at Exterra Charter Elementary School in Los Angeles. Over 500 students, faculty, staff, and parents joined the LAPD as well as representatives from local government and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to pledge that “the end of bullying begins with me.” Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., will also sponsor Unity Day celebration on October 19th at Santa Monica Boulevard Charter School with 1,000 students and community partners in addition to bullying prevention assemblies, parent group workshops, and community meetings during the month.

Watch the full newscast | Visit Speak Out Against Bullying website


United for Kindness, Inclusion and Acceptance at PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

October 4, 2016

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Friends of PACER’s seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees brought kids, parents and teachers together Saturday at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The event kicked off National Bullying Prevention Month, which was founded by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.

Hosted by FOX 9’s own Jason Matheson of “The Jason Show,” the event also featured Mandy Chick, a 14-year-old race car driver from Kansas who was recently named Missouri State Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Madeline Van Ert, Miss Minnesota 2016.

Watch the full report.


Disney Mix supports PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month

October 4, 2016

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Disney Mix, a new social messaging app for kids, is supporting PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month by offering free orange sunglasses as an avatar accessory throughout October. This partnership is part of Disney’s #ChooseKindness campaign.

Disney is encouraging its users to display the sunglasses all month long and especially on Unity Day, Oct. 19. That’s the day when people around the world wear and share orange to show their support of those who experience bullying.

The Disney Mix app is available on Apple and Android devices.


Blind Judo Foundation, Inclusive TV endorse PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month

October 4, 2016

The Blind Judo Foundation and Inclusive TV, a channel dedicated to the disabled, have endorsed October as National Bullying Prevention Month, which was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.

Athletes of the Blind Judo Foundation are blind and visually impaired, yet they train and compete in the sport of Judo. Co-founders Coach Willy Cahill of Cahill’s Judo Academy and Ron C. Peck of the Blind Judo Foundation have a zero tolerance to bullying of any kind.

Both the Blind Judo Foundation and Inclusive TV are recognized as Champions Against Bullying by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.


NBPC’s Los Angeles office publishes inaugural newsletter

September 29, 2016

The Los Angeles office of the National Bullying Prevention Center has published its first newsletter! The newsletter contains information about its staff, ways to get involved during National Bullying Prevention Month in October, and the resources that are available to schools and communities in the Los Angeles area.

Download the newsletter.


Calling all 13-23 year-old students!

September 28, 2016

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Our partner The Great American NO BULL Challenge, sponsors a global video contest, which is open for submissions October 10. Create a short film or PSA that raises awareness and inspires positive change in your school and community. Get your entire school, the members of your favorite organization, or your friends together to create a film that will inspire a movement. Pick a subject that’s important to you, that needs attention and get involved… After all, NO BULL believes that change starts with you.

Learn more.


Gov. Mark Dayton proclaims October as Bullying Prevention Month

September 27, 2016

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed October to be Bullying Prevention Month. The proclamation acknowledges PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and its National Bullying Prevention Month, which was initiated in 2006. It further recognizes PACER’s “innovative resources to raise awareness of bullying, and help schools and communities unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.”

The governor’s proclamation encourages students, parents, schools, companies, and organizations to engage in a variety of awareness and prevention activities, treat each other respectfully, and make environments “healthy and safe for all.” National Bullying Prevention Month is a worldwide campaign that takes place each October.

View the proclamation.


NBPC contributes to Reader’s Digest article

September 19, 2016

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center contributed to a recent Reader’s Digest article titled “10 Silent Signs Your Child is Being Bullied.” NBPC Associate Bailey Lindgren was one of the experts who described several behaviors that can be a red flag for parents. Among the behaviors that can be indicative of bullying are a reluctance to go to school, a change in friendships, trouble sleeping, and an obsession or withdrawal from devices. “If your child is not as talkative as they normally are, or if they go straight to their room after school, those could be things to look out for,” Lindgren says.


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